We are very proud to announce our recent purchase of the very best in digital technology, a cone beam CT scanner (Sirona Galileos®). From January 2015, London-Dental-Implants will provide a dental imaging service for our patients on site at our practice in Battersea, saving both time and money. Since CT imaging outperforms all other existing scanning methods it is considered the best standard of care in implant dentistry.
The CT scan technology extends diagnostic X-ray imaging potential in the fields of implantology, endodontics, periodontics and oral/maxillofacial surgery.
Why is a CT scan needed?
A CT scan is needed to assess and plan your dental implant treatment safely and accurately. It is also essential to identify structures such as nerves, root tips and sinuses. With a cone beam CT image, we can present you with a 3D, visual image of your situation and it enables us to plan the precise placement of implants prior to surgery. Cone beam CT scans ensure predictable, long-lasting results.
What are the benefits?
With cone beam CT imaging you can experience:
- Lowest radiation possible
- Quick (14 seconds), easy and comfortable scan of the mouth, face and jaw
- Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit
- More security and less time during surgery
- Easy sharing with patient or referring doctors
Is it safe?
Cone beam technology emits very small amounts of radiation during the CT scan, so we can say that a CT scan is very safe! In fact, the imaging requires less radiation than a traditional X-ray and the cone beam technology emits 80 to 100 times less radiation than a traditional medical Ct scan of the same area.
We want you to receive the best dental care possible, which is why we have invested in the latest technology in dental diagnostics, the Galileos® 3D Dental Cone beam.